Green Adelaide’s marine debris program began in 2010 in order to build knowledge of the types, amounts and locations of litter found in our oceans. The program is assisted by volunteers who help collect this important information.
The long-term goal is to understand the types of litter and where this
marine debris is coming from, particularly impacting Gulf St Vincent, Yorke and
Fleurieu Peninsulas and Kangaroo Island in South Australia. The information collected
from the program contributes to informing the South Australian Single
Use Plastic Ban (2021) and nationwide investigation and database into marine
plastic pollution. The project is supporting the local waste reduction
initiatives and the Commonwealth Marine Debris Threat Abatement Plan in
partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE),
CSIRO and Green Industries South Australia.
If you would like to volunteer your time to be part of Green Adelaide’s marine debris program, please contact Dr Kristian Peters, marine debris program manager.
To learn more about the program, ongoing research and to get involved, join us for a workshop in Adelaide or Victor Harbor:
Register by emailing Dr Kristian Peters.
Explore our marine debris online database to find the locations and types of marine debris and plastic pollution.
Or, download our Marine debris survey information guide.
Learn more in our Marine debris in the Gulf St Vincent bioregion report.
Green Adelaide is participating in the National Plastic Pollution Portal project that is being developed by CSIRO in partnership with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water (DCCEEW). Participation includes sharing data to help create a national picture of plastic pollution. We are also in consultation with CSIRO and DCCEEW around the portal uses and functions. Learn more.